Monday, October 27, 2008

vanilla buttermilk cake

I had heard so many great things about Sky High Cakes, that I was sure I had built it up too much and would be disappointed when I finally tried one out for myself. This weekend I headed down to Washington DC for my friend Colleen's birthday, and I decided that it was finally time to take the triple layer plunge. I assembled my five sticks of butter, measured out my cake flour, and prepared myself for disappointment. Well, I am happy to report that not only was I not disappointed, I was blown away. This cake was good. I mean really good. I mean the best cake I have ever made ever good. To me, cake is usually just a vehicle for the frosting, but I was surprised to find that I loved loved loved the cake part as well.

In addition to being delicious, this cake was also huge. It easily fed ten people with plenty of leftovers (perfect for snacking on the next day!) So with that, let me add yet another voice to the Sky High fan club and say, make this cake for your next celebration! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Instant Fudge Frosting
Sky High Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes, by Alisia Huntsman and Peter Wynne
Recipe Available at Gigi Cakes


The Food Librarian said...

Amazing cake! I have this book and made three cakes...and have been eyeing this one! I'm definitely making it now!!

Cathy said...

Okay, you've made me want to make this. It really looks incredible! I am in the mood for a great cake, and this one looks like it will fit the bill nicely!

Peggy said...

That cake looks amazing! I definitely want to try it. Love your photos too!

Matt's Kitchen said...

Your friend Colleen better appreciate you... what an amazing cake! Beautiful!

La Bella Cooks said...

Oh wow, that looks positively decadent. If only I had one on my table about now!